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Become “Fail Proof”

Empowering creative individuals to conquer self-doubt & change their perceptions of failure

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ABOUT RORY

Rory Gardiner is an award-winning songwriter, comedian, TEDx speaker and content creator.

As a former Software consultant working on multi-million dollar government projects, he chose to abandon “complacency”, to create a name in the entertainment industry. A CCMA-nominated country artist, his songs have been placed in commercials starring Kevin Nealon, Arnold Palmer, Chris Bosh, and he’s shared the stage with recording artists like Keith Urban. He has worked with brands including Under Amour, and on TV shows like The Handmaids Tale.

As a comedian, he’s been featured on Funny or Die, Americas Funniest Videos and SiriusXM. His humorous viral videos led him to speak on the TEDx stage about resilience. Using humor to overcome adversity. Now as a sought-after keynote speaker, he helps creative individuals overcome the fear of regret by changing their perceptions of failure to build purposeful, fearless lives.

Career Highlights

Fear based Lifestyle

  • Worked as a software consultant for a number of private and government corporations, “fail proofing” their systems though Quality Assurance.

Creative Fearless Lifestyle

  • 2018 CCMA Nominee (Canadian Country Music Awards)
  • Toured world wide including(Australia, Europe, Canada, USA, South America)
  • Winner of 2015+2016 International Song writing Competition + Ontario Folk Music Award
  • Featured on CMT (Country Music Television), with 4 albums recording in Nashville, TN
  • Opened for many artists, such as Keith Urban
  • Appeared in commercials for brands like Under Armour, or TV shows like “The Handmaids Tale”
  • Original Music in Television shows & TV Commercials airing daily throughout North America staring actors like Kevin Nealon, or athletes like NBA star Chris Bosch, Golfer Arnold Palmer, NASCAR driver Brian Vickers
  • Comedy seen on Funny or Die , and heard on SiriusXM Radio
  • Original music charted on Country Radio + Featured in Mobile Apps & Podcasts
  • 2019 TEDx Speaker

Making a big life change is scary. But do you know what’s scarier? Regret!

Long before world tours and sharing music stages with Keith Urban, I was tied to a cubical as a software consultant. Long before having my comedy featured on Funny or Die, Americas Funniest Videos and SiriusXM, I was in the audience trying to build the nerve to one day get up on stage. Before I was invited to speak at TEDx, I didn’t think I had anything of value to share. My only regret – My fear of failure holding me back from doing these things sooner!

Who is Rory?

Speaker

This TEDx speaker not only brings his message, but brings a lifetime career of entertainment value. Engaging your team, leaving them entertained, self-confident, and connected, giving them an “experience”, rather than “just another keynote”.

Musician

You’ve heard his music on Television starring actors like Kevin Nealon, or athletes like Arnold Palmer. This CCMA nominated country artist has 6 Nashville studio albums, and has shared the stage with a number of great country acts, like Keith Urban

Comedian

Telling jokes in theaters, clubs and convention centers, his comedy has been featured on Funny or Die, and Sirius XM, and has acted in commercials for brands like Under Armour, or TV shows like “The Handmaids Tale” on Hulu.

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